Part 5 (END)
Part 2 (END)
Living with Michael Jackson (HD)
Part 9 (END)
Part 1-9 (END)
Martin Bashir conducts a rare interview with Michael Jackson and is given unprecedented access to the reclusive performer's private life.
Pop superstar Michael Jackson has given reporter Martin Bashir unprecedented and exclusive access to his very private life for a groundbreaking. The 90-minute film will give viewers a fascinating personal insight into the mind of one of the world's biggest stars. Bashir has spent the last eight months with the music legend and was with him in Berlin when Jackson was thrust back on to the front pages of newspapers across the globe after controversially dangling his baby over a hotel balcony. It also features a unique look behind the scenes at Neverland, Jackson's extraordinary fairytale ranch in California which is equipped with its own fairground and zoo.
News reaction following the first screening of Living with Michael Jackson in UK
Living with Michael Jackson
Director ：Julie Shaw
Writer ：Juan Luis Alvarez (Spanish version)
Starring ：Michael Jackson
Production company：Granada Television
Release Date：3 February 2003 (ITV ,UK)
6 February 2003 (ABC,US) more
Living with Michael Jackson is a documentary, in which British journalist Martin Bashir interviewed Michael Jackson over a span of 8 months, from May 2002 to January 2003. It was shown first in the UK on 3 February 2003 and in the US three days later on ABC, introduced by Barbara Walters.
Martin Bashir put the proposal to Jackson as a way to show the world the truth about him and make nothing off limits. Jacksons decision to make the documentary was made on the suggestion by his close friend Uri Geller. It later emerged that Geller had turned down another bid for the interview by journalist Louis Theroux. The interview was very unusual, as it had been extremely rare for Jackson to allow such access to his personal life, or to talk so freely about his traumatic childhood. Nevertheless, he did show some reserve when asked to discuss other personal issues, such as the plastic surgery he has had.
Jackson felt betrayed by Bashir and complained that the film gives a distorted picture of his behaviour and conduct as a father. He claims that Bashir, in the final version of his interview, used only that material which supported Bashirs opinion of Jackson, which was not a favorable one.
Jackson filed complaints with the UKs Independent Television Commission and the Broadcasting Standards Commission.
Jacksons lawyers claimed in a British High Court case against Martin Bashir and Granada TV that the documentary was a breach of contract and breach of confidence. The proceedings were put on hold when Jackson was charged with 10 felony counts in late 2003, but the proceedings could continue after since Jacksons acquittal. However this is unlikely following his death.
Ann Kite, a public relations consultant hired by Jacksons advisers to counter negative publicity, called the documentary a public relations disaster.
Martin Bashir承認當年在"Living with Michael Jackson"訪問中虛構抹黑MJ
ABC NEWS - Martin Bashir confessed he lied in "Living with Michael Jackson"
Bashir the yellow journalism said "Michael Jackson was probably, singly, the greatest dancer and musician the world has ever seen.
"I was out running in Central Park in New York when I heard. I came home, showered and came into the office. "
"When I made the documentary, there was a small part that contained a controversy concerning his relationship with young people. But the truth is that he was never convicted of any crime, and I never saw any wrongdoing myself. His lifestyle may have been unorthodox, but I don''t believe it was criminal. I think the world has now lost the greatest entertainer it''s probably ever known."